Pant will improve gradually as wicketkeeper: Wriddhiman Saha

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant may have redeemed himself with his match-winning innings in the epic Gabba Test win and veteran wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said the youngster will also improve his skills behind the stumps, like someone masters “algebra” gradually. Saha, who is considered India’s number one wicketkeeper, said he does not see Pant’s […]

IPL auction likely on February 18: BCCI official

NEW DELHI: The IPL players auction ahead of the 2021 season is likely to be held on February 18, a BCCI official told PTI on Friday. “The auction will be held on February 18. The venue is yet to be decided,” the official said. The BCCI is also yet to decide whether the IPL will […]

Indian women’s junior hockey team holds Chile senior side to 2-2 draw

SANTIAGO: A resilient Indian junior women’s hockey team came from behind twice to hold Chile senior side to a 2-2 draw in its fourth match of the tour. Deepika (40th minute) and Gagandeep Kaur (55th) led India’s fight back after Chile had taken the lead twice through goals from Mariana del Jesus Lagos (21st) and […]

Victorious Team India arrives home after series win against Australia

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Members of the triumphant Indian cricket contingent, including stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and coach Ravi Shastri, returned to the country on Thursday after their momentous Test series victory over Australia. Rahane, Shastri, star batsman Rohit Sharma, pacer Shardul Thakur and opener Prithvi Shaw landed in Mumbai, while Brisbane Test hero Rishabh Pant arrived […]

Dhoni comparisons amazing but Pant wants name for himself in Indian cricket

NEW DELHI: The comparisons with the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni are flattering but young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday said he wants to carve his own identity in the game after playing a key role in the side’s historic Test series win in Australia. Pant is often compared with the two-time World Cup winning […]

India has proper system to groom talent and that’s why won series in Australia: Hafeez

KARACHI: Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has lauded the Indian team for its incredible fight back to win the Test series against Australia and credited the feat to having a proper talent-grooming system in place. Hafeez said talent is not enough in modern day international cricket and what is more important is to have a […]

J&K witnessing revolution in Sports Sector, heading towards becoming a sporting Power House: Lt Governor

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing revolution in the sports sector. The UT Government is taking innovative measures to overhaul the sports ecosystem of J&K, ensuring modern sports infrastructure coupled with world class training for the young sporting talent to make J&K a sporting power house. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks after declaring […]

BCCI likely to allow 50 percent crowd attendance for England Tests

NEW DELHI: The BCCI brass is seriously contemplating allowing 50 percent crowd attendance at both Chepauk and the newly constructed Motera Stadium during India’s upcoming four Test matches against  England. The first two Tests will be held in Chennai, beginning on February 5, while the next two will be played at the renovated stadium at […]

‘Badshah Khan’ from J&K gets ready for WWE

SRINAGAR: Trained by the famous Khali, Jammu and Kashmir’s first professional wrestler, Arif Saleem Bohru, is confident of his chances in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tryouts scheduled to be held this year in India. Bohru, 24, is popularly known as Badshah Khan. He is a native of Neel, Banihal, in district Ramban. “I am […]

5 SCFA players selected for U-15 national camp

SRINAGAR: Sports Council Football Academy has added one more feather in their hat as its five players shortlisted to take part in the U-15 National team camp. The trials were held at Srinagar & Jammu by J&K Football Association & All India Football Federation (AIFF). Experts from AIFF selected Jahangir Ahmad Shagoo, Tajumul Islam, Arun […]